Recipes

Our spirits are great for sipping straight or with just a little water.  However, they are also great in classic cocktails.  We have some unique character in our spirits that make some wonderful special drinks as well.

Basil-Lemon Smash

Ingredients

1.5 - 2 oz 1808 Gin
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup (but sweeten to taste)
8  fresh basil leaves

The Muddle way
Add lemon juice, simple syrup and basil leaves into a sturdy glass or bar shaker.

Muddle the leaves with a muddler or wooden spoon to crush the leaves and get some color in the mix.

Add simple syrup, Gin and ice.  Shake well.

Strain into an ice filled glass.

You can also add all the ingredients in the shaker and just shake the heck out of it and strain it into the ice filled glass.  

Basil Lemonade

This is the party mix for the basil lemon smash.  Add 1 to 2 oz of 1808 Gin over ice in a rocks glass and top off with the basil lemonade.  Alternatively, add a little more Gin and top off in a larger glass.  Everything is to taste!  

Ingredients

32 oz Organic Lemonade (the more real lemon the better)
1.5 - 2 oz fresh basil leaves (weight after large stems removed)
1/4 oz Simple Syrup (3 cups sugar to 2 cups water)

Combine all ingredients in a good blender or a food processor.  Strain to get the larger leaves out.  But hey, it's just basil so you can leave them in if you want.

 

Apple Pie Cocktail

This is an awesome Fall classic with an historic twist.  It all starts with a spiced cider.

To make the spices cider...

Ingredients
1 quart apple cider

4 - 3" cinnamon sticks
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbs - Brown Sugar
5 whole cloves (or a small pinch of ground clove)
The rind of one medium orange (about 5 - 2"x1/2" strips)
 
In a 2 qt sauce pan add the Apple Cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar.  Bring mixture to a rolling simmer, add the orange rind, cover and simmer low for 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and strain into a bowl and allow to cool.
 
For the drink...
Cold - 6 - 8 ounce glass
 
Add one - 1.5 ounce of 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey over ice
fill with cider mix
garnish with a twist of orange peel (and a candy cane ;))
 
Cold sparkling
1.5 ounce 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey - over ice
3 ounces of Cider mix
Top with Sparkling water or club soda (Coldstream works)
Garnish with a twist of orange peel (and a candy cane)
 
Warm
6 - 8 ounce mug
1.5 ounce of 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey
fill with cider mixture

 

 

 

The Triple S

The Triple S (Sweet, Sassy & Sexy) is a rich, Black cherry and vanilla cocktail made with our 1808 Gin (Batch 1 & 2).

Triple S

1 oz 1808 Gin
2 oz "Just Cherry Juice" from Kneudons
1 oz water (or sparkling water to add some fizz)
.5 oz. Vanilla Simple syrup (recipe below)
Twist of Blood Orange wedge (or another favorite orange)

Simple combine the ingredients and enjoy.  You can adjust to your taste for sweetness or alcohol content.  
You can make up a mixture of Cherry Juice, Simple Syrup and water in advance for a party.

Vanilla Simple Syrup
You can make the simple syrup or purchase a commercial brand and add the vanilla to flavor it)

1.5 cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
1.5 tsp Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract (another type will work, but this has more refined flavor)

Combine the water and sugar in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil while stirring.  Lower to a simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add the vanilla extract and let cool.  Store in refrigerator since there are no preservatives.

Maple Cream Whiskey

Maple Cream Whiskey

Ingredients
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
1⁄2 tsp. cocoa powder
3⁄4 cup Niagara Craft Spirits 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions
Combine 1 tbsp. cream and the coffee and cocoa powders to make a smooth paste. Slowly add remaining cream, whisking until smooth. Add whiskey, vanilla extract, maple syrup and sweetened condensed milk; stir to combine. Pour into a jar and keep refrigerated until ready to serve, up to 2 weeks. To serve, pour into a tumbler filled with ice.

The White Niagara

The White Niagara is a true farm to glass New York State cocktail.  It is simple to make and even easier to drink!

Ingredients

2 oz 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey
.5 oz NYS Maple Syrup (not "pancake" syrup)
2 oz whole milk

Combine and serve in a rocks glass.

Notes:
.5 ounce is equal to a Tablespoon.  This is a sweet drink, to reduce the sweetness, try it with a Teaspoon of Maple Syrup.  

Mango Moonshine

1.5 oz 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey
4.5 oz Mango Juice
.5 tsp Rosa's Lime Juice
Serve over Ice with a wedge of Lime